Today is the first day of August! And while it may feel a tad premature, this is the time of year that we are busy at Estelle Yarns, shipping out the beginnings of the Fall orders to local yarn shops across the country.
So you know what that means… that means that your local yarn shop is also very busy, making room for all of the new and exciting products that are beginning to land on their doorstep daily. While it is always a pleasure to walk through the doors of a yarn store, this time of year is especially so! There are new products waiting to greet you, virtually every time you walk through the doors! What could be better than that?
We thought that today we would give you a peek at a few of the exciting new yarns that Cascade has been rolling out for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. That way you can start planning your projects for those cooler months that are just around the corner!
If you are familiar with Cascade Yarns, you are no doubt familiar with their hugely popular yarns, Cascade 220 and Cascade 220 Superwash. Both are 100% worsted weight wool, available at a fantastic price point, as well as in a massive range of shades. What’s not to love?
Well, the 220 family is expanding this Fall, and we are so excited to announce the launch of Cascade 220 Superwash Wave. Available in 14 shades, this colour shift effect yarn boasts very long repeats, with some shades more subtle and tonal and some shades very vivid and full of contrast. As the name suggests, this yarn is washable, making it perfect for gift giving and kids projects. Given that this yarn is a worsted weight, there are countless patterns available for this yarn. Should you be short on inspiration, Cascade Yarns has an extensive ‘Free Pattern’ section on their website, and any of their patterns written for Cascade 220 or 220 Superwash will work beautifully with this yarn.
To view the full range of Cascade 220 Superwash Wave shades, please click here.
Another reincarnation of an existing yarn, only now available in a thinner weight, Spuntaneous Worsted is a buttery soft, singly ply, 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool. With Spuntaeous having been launched last year in a chunky weight, the worsted weight version is a welcome addition to the Cascade Yarns line up. Available in 21 eye popping shades, this yarn is irresistible as a go-to for those who love knitting and crocheting big, bold accessories. Sold in 100 gram skeins, with 190 meters per skein, only a couple of hanks and you’ve got yourself a matching cowl/hat/mitt set.
To view the full range of vivid Spuntaneous Worsted colours, please click here.
This luxury, aran weight yarn is loaded with elegance and sophistication. Composed of 52% Viscose, 44% Baby Alpaca and 4% Wool, this yarn is available in a palette of ten shimmery jewel tones, gorgeous enough to make you want to channel your inner Hollywood starlet.
This yarn is constructed with a coloured, shimmery tube, then filled with black baby alpaca, giving it a soft, subtle halo. Available in a palette of ten jewel tones, this yarn is perfect for elegant, Winter accessories, or lightweight (but warm!) garments. This yarn is light as air! You won’t even know that you’re wearing it.
But that’s not all! We have even more great products from Cascade coming down the pipes, but we don’t want to give it all away at once. However, these products are being adding to to our website daily, so don’t hesitate to check out the “What’s New” tab on the Estelle Yarns website in order to stay on top of all of the latest knitting and crocheting yarns and accessories for this Fall.
And of course, to find a local yarn shop near you that carries all of the products we talk about here on the blog, please click here to view our full Canadian directory of stores. You may just discover your new favourite place to shop!
Happy knitting everyone!